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Tech Tip: Why are form objects smaller on a Windows machine than on a Mac?
PRODUCT: 4D | VERSION: 2004 | PLATFORM: Mac & Win
Published On: April 28, 2006
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When creating form objects for a cross platform application, it is useful to know that form objects created under Mac OS will look smaller when viewed under Windows, and vice versa.— even though the objects are actually the same size. The reason is that the resolution on a Windows PC is about 25% greater than the Macintosh's resolution. For example, a size 12-point text on a Macintosh will appear as a 9-point text under windows. Thus, when designing for both platforms, the above information needs to be considered.